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will be former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, herself a victim of gun violence and deeply moved by the massacre in connecticut. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> giffords will be joined by her husband, former astronaut mark kelly. together they've launched a campaign against gun violence. also testifying the nra's wayne lapierre. the nra reached out to its members urging them to attend this senate committee hearing. in an e-mail and online in a posting the gun lobby group says "you can bet the anti-gunners will be trying to mobilize their supporters to pack the hearing room and we need to make sure that the room is filled with second amendment supporters!" dana bash is on capitol hill this morning and finding out all sorts of stuff this morning for example there was a move to bring guns into the senate committee hearing, is that going to happen? >> reporter: it's not and it was a move by two of the republican senators on the committee, two of the chief supports of gun rights, lindsey graham and ted cruz. i'm told by a spokesman f
. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords tells members of congress to take action on limiting gun violence while family members of sandy hook victims talk. >> together we can turn this tragedy into the event that turned the tide. >>> and a hostage crisis unfolds in alabama where a gunman has held a 5-year-old boy captive in an underground bunker for more than a day. >>> and he faces his capitol hill critics. former republican senator chuck hagel begins what could be a tough road to confirmation. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 31st, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, folks in the southeast are assessing the damage this morning after dangerous tornado producing storm system demolished homes and killed at least two people. the giant twister tore through the town in georgia about 60 miles northwest of atlanta. one man was killed when a tree crashed through his mobile home. the storm tossed trucks around the interstate like match sticks. >> i cracked the door and it didn't give me time. when it got inside it tossed me into the bedroom
something. >> gabrielle giffords says it is hard to talk but today she is speaking out telling congress to many children have been killed by gunfire. >> it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. >> today endeavour was just one of hundreds in the packed hearing room. this mother of three is talking to be heard and read the group 1 million moms were bombed control, hopes others will be heard -- 1 million moms for gun control. carrying a picture of her son she recalls the day in 2003 when the young new york city councilman was gunned down inside city hall by political rival. >> she should have all these things in place. >> a spokeswoman for the independent women's forum insist the new laws will not stop criminals only law-abiding americans. >> guns meg whitman saber. over 90% of violent crimes occur without a firearm, which make guns and a great equalizer for women. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> there are definitely passions on both sides of the issue. one place on the million moms facebook page said if you are anti-g
to be gun restrictions. kelly talking about how he is a gun owner. he and gabrielle giffords are both gun owners and believe in the second amendment and right to bear arms but there needs to be a conversation about gun violence. he talked about the need for better background checks in this country and eliminating restrictions on data. i want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash who is in the hearing room. one of the things we heard about a few minutes ago was about going after straw purchasers. could you explain to our viewers what exactly are straw purchasers and this is an area of legislation where there might be some accomplishment? >> reporter: if you listen to the line of questioning that the chairman patrick leahy is going through, you sort of see kind of the wheels churning and the outlines of potential legislation that he might be thinking it. it's all focused on background checks and making sure that guns are not in the hands of the wrong people. he talks about straw purchasers. he's effectively talking about the fact that if you own a gun and you sell it t
the arizona congresswoman gabriel giffords gave a dramatic speech on capitol hill about gun control. in fact her husband mark kelly broke the news of today's gunfire in phoenix to everybody at that hearing. the national rifle association's executive vice president wane lap peer also testified there. we will hear from both sides coming up inside fox report. first though a u.s. senator denies any role in a case involving hookers, a private plane, and a wealthy eye doctor. fbi agents raided that doctor's clinic last night in south florida. sea long-time friend and donor to the democratic senator bob menendez of new jersey. he is the chairman of a powerful foreign relations committee. it's still not clear whether the raid involved the senator but it would not be the first time the two men have been linked. back in november, the conservative web site the daily caller interviewed prostitutes who said the senator paid them for sex in the dominican republic. the article claimed the senator flew to that country on the doctor's private jet. late today the senator's office acknowledged that he has trav
the sandy hook shooting. one of the witnesses with congresswoman gabrielle giffords who had trouble speaking after being severely wounded in a shooting two years ago, but she said it was important for her to be there today here at -- today. >> many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard but the time is now. you must act. >> giffords and her husband after not mark kelly cup -- astronaut mark kelly started an organization called americans for responsible solutions. >> in alabama a six-year-old boy is in danger him a being held hostage by a man who already shot and killed a school bus driver. >> swat teams and police have descended upon midland city, alabama, trying to save a child's life and defuse an ongoing hostage situation. a gunman boarded a school bus killing the driver and kidnapping a boy with special needs. >> he said he needed a kid and then he shot the bus driver. the driver's foot was on the gas, and we went back rent -- backward. >> parents scrambled to find their children. >> nobody told me anything. i went to look for my son. >> radar traffi
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't even on the witness list, gabrielle giffords. if you take a look at the screen, you can see a handwritten note written by her speech therapist, i am told, the 16 sentences she uttered before this committee and had everybody in the room, no matter what their position on guns, mesmerized. a dramatic entrance from a woman who was a congressional colleague until a gunman shot a bullet through her head while she was doing her job. even more dramatic, gabby giffords labored yet passion nal plea for passion. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you. >> reporter: giffords is an advocate and so is her husband mark kelly. >> a strong supporter of the second amendment as anyone on this panel. my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: at the other end of the table, the other star witness with a very different perspective.
this morning over gun control in the united states. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. who was shot in the head in 20-11 was among those who spoke at the hearing this morning. this is the first congressional hearing on gun violence since a series of violent shooting sprees and president obama's call for stricter gun laws. the powerful gun lobby led by n-r-a executive director wayne lapierre says before we enact new laws. current laws need to be enforced. seen a dramatic collapse in recent years. overall in 2011 federal firearms prosecution's per-capita were down 35% from their peak. they also have created a new organization which advocates gun control. in the aftermath of school shootings like the sandy hook elementary school massacre in connecticut. a very realistic preparedness drill was held today at cary grove high school. police and school administrators wanting to give students the opportunity to hear what a real gun shop might sound like. there are many students and staff may have never heard a gun shop before. maybe in the future if a real incident were to happen rather tha
congresswoman gabrielle giffords shows up to talk to lawmakers about gun violence as senators hear testimony on both sides of that heated issue. we don't usually talk about tornadoes in january, but some wicked weather moving through parts of the country. we'll take you to the hardest hit areas. also the case of boeing's bad a batteries, we will tell you what federal investigators are looking at now, asking the airplane maker for in light of the new problems with the 787 dreamliners. all of that and brick break as thbreaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. uma: dramatic testimony on capitol hill. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords speaking out against gun violence as the head of the nra called for better enforcement of gun laws already on the books. welcome to a brand-new hour of "happening now." i'm uma pemmaraju in for jenna lee. jon: welcome, i'm jon skofplt scott. gabrielle giffords who survived a gunshot to the head appearing at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the deadly school shooting in connecticut. she galvanized the room with
on "world news now" -- dramatic demand. gunshot survivor gabrielle giffords returns to capitol hill with a straight forward message. >> she is taking aim at her former colleagues pleading for tougher gun control laws. it is thursday, january 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, our waning hours together here, sunshine. and end of january already. last day of the month. the 1st, tomorrow, moving fast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm telling people that now, good morning. i'm sitting next to you. >> keep it casual. good morning. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get reaction to gifford's comments from capitol hill. then another shooting victim nearly killed by the taliban because she wanted an education. she faces a critical stage of her recovery. what doctors are doing next to help a geirl who has become an inspiration. >> they tried to kill her, had the opposite effect. made her and her message stronger. >> a hero now. >> can't wait to bring you the story coming up in a minute. >>> the young man who made headlines by squatting in a multimillio
the connecticut school shooting. we just found out former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will testify at this hearing. coming up at 7:15, the position the national rifle association says it will take when they testify this morning. >>> 7:08. we want to check in with sal once again for an update on some of the serious accidents in the bay area. >> yeah. eastbound 580 a deadly crash at north greenville road happened about an hour ago now. the car was fully engulfed in flames here. i apologize, we're losing our chopper picture. let's show you a map. it's eastbound 580 at north greenville load. but the traffic is going to -- road. but the traffic is going to be slow. just about five miles west, there is a motorcycle crash on 580 westbound right near hacienda, almost at 680 that's causing another big traffic. ja. it's very, very slow. let's go to the commute here at the toll plaza. gonna see slow traffic there. no major problems as you come through. we have a crash on eastbound 92. if we can go back to the maps. this is a crash eastbound 92 in san mateo. that traffic is gonna be slow there
in a few minutes in washington, dc, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, will testify at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the president launched the gun control campaign. the head of the national rifle association is scheduled to testify, too, focusing on the question, what should america do about gun violence? >> a study suggests straight men are more stressed out than men who are gay or bisexual. the study from canada measures whether gays and lesbians experienced less overall anxiety after coming out, straight were more stressed and depressed than their gay counterparts but the opposite was tree for women with lesbians more stressed than straight women. >> it is 6:46, big day ahead for facebook, and u.s. economic growth hits speed bump. for more we go to jane king live at the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, jane. >> good morning, the commerce department data coming out this morning is gross domestic product, the broadest measure we have showing the economy contracted slightly last quarter. the bigges
in critical condition. >> still ahead, a hearing in washington today on gun control. >> gabrielle giffords expected to appear before a senate committee, but much of the testimony centers around jim johnson and what he had to say. take the temperature has dropped in new orleans, but the excitement is heating up. -- >> the temperature has [ regina ] i got it when we could download an hd movie in like...2 minutes! [ male announcer ] once you've got verizon fios internet, you get it -- the difference 100% fiber optics makes. but don't take our word for it -- ask a real fios customer. ask me why fiber optics matters. ask me about the upload speeds -- they're sick! [ male announcer ] so go online and send a tweet to a real fios customer. because once you've got it, you get it. and now there's never been a better time to get it. [ female announcer ] upgrade to fios now for just $89.99 a month with a 2-year agreement and get $300 back. hurry, last chance to get this incredible deal. fios brings you internet ranked the fastest in the nation and unbeatable picture quality. it's 100% fiber optic, 100
." on the other side of the debate astronaut mark kelly, whose wife former congresswoman gabrielle giffords was badly injured in the tucson shooting in 2011. gun owner himself, kelly will argue today that assault weapons like the one that was used to wound his wife and kill six others don't belong on the streets. the politics of gun safety are complicated on capitol hill. even some of the most liberal senators are supporters of gun rights, including senator patrick leahy of vermont, who will be chairing thood's inging today's hearing. harry reid was noncommittal when asked of what he thought was an assault weapons ban introduced by his colleague, dianne feinstein. >> she believes in it fervently and i admire her for that. i'll take a look at that. >> reporter: any moves to restrict gun ownership will be met with fierce opposition from the right. >> gun violence is not a disease, and lawful gun ownership is not a disease. it is a constitutionally protected individual right. >> reporter: gun laws in the district of columbia are pretty strict but a pair of republican se
, wayne la pierre will answer questions today, so will retired astronaut mark kelly, gabrielle giffords' husband. >>> martin o'malley is expected to push three major pieces of legislation during the state of the state address this morning. a sweeping gun control bill, repealing the death penalty and a third attempt to put wind turbines off the coast of ocean city are likely topics. for the first time you'll be able to chime in. residents can submit questions on twitter using #mdsots. the address is at moon in annapolis. >>> boeing new about o problems on the batteries on the dream liners before they were grounded. nippon says before two battery fires on board the dreamliners, the airline replaced ten pat riss in its aircraft several months ago. the airline reported it to boeing but not to safety regulators. after the replacements were made, the airlines said some had to be replaced again. all 787s around the world are grounded pending an investigationment. >>> 6:07 now. we continue to follow a pair of breaking news stories. this is live at the beltway in prince george's county where an
. the former arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, you remember she was nearly killed in that shooting back in 2011. she told the committee that too many americans are dying by being shot. senator richard blumenthal was on the senate committee holding that hearing. he is a senator from kek connecticut. it's very interesting to watch gabby giffords yesterday. her read just is inherently very emotional as she tries to really say every single word. here's a little bit of what she said to those at this hearing. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> just to hear her struggle to get the words out really i think just speaks volumes, if you will, about all that she's been through and all about this debate. and yet this hearing did not then go forward with everybody piling on and trying to work together. it became very divisive, kind of contentious. do you think gabrielle giffords can help affect policy in this manner? >> very, very desfinitely and profoundly. her statement was one of the shortest but most powerful public statements before any congressional
with a gun. >> two men mr. harmon's target. >> the first hearing on curbing gun violence. gabriel giffords urging law americas to do more. on the other side the nra ceo, wayne laugh year. >> two many children are dying. don't many children. we must do something. >> we could stop crime in the country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have in the books. >> many gun advocates are worried the gun control plans will threaten their right to bear arms. >> a dramatic helicopter rescue was caught on camera. the nypd rushing to save the life of a captain who had a heart attack on a ship. while officers work to stabilize him they have lowered a rescue basket on to the deck. finally the line was steadied and he was leaded into the basket and hoisted up to the chopper. evidences rushed to the hospital where he is said to be in stable condition. >> a change of course for lance armstrong he has gone from denying it to admitting. now he says he's the scapegoat. he says i understand why we all make the beds we sleep in. he was stripped of his 7 tour defrance titles and has been banned f
of weapons. cbs reporter danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabrielle giffords arrived as an unscheduled witness to the first senate hearing on gun violence since the mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: she was nearly killed in a tucson shooting in 2011 and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly, to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> i go through background checks. i expect everyone else, too. >> reporter: the nra executive violent wayne lapierre is representing gun owners at the hearing. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter: while gun control is getting new attention here on capitol hill, getting laws passed is an uphill battle. republicans and democrats are strong gun rights supporters. >> the 1994 assault weapons ban did not stop columbine. th
cordes was there. >> reporter: at one end of the witness table was gabrielle giffords' husband. at the othhe c the national rifle association wayne lapierre, who argued new gun laws are nun necessary. >> the fact is, we could dramatically cut crime in this country with guns and save lives all over this country if we would start enforcing the 9,000 federal laws we have on the books. i'm talking about drug dealers with guns, gangs with guns and felons with guns. they're simply not being enforced. the numbers are shocking. >> reporter: democrats and some republicans said background checks need to be expanded to include firearm purchases made at gun shows. baltimore county police chief jim johnson: >> the best way to stop a bad guy from getting a gun in the first place is a good background check. >> my problem with back-- background checks is you're never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> mr. lapierre, that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check. it will stop them from the original purchas
to you. >> thank you. on thisdegrees morning, 5:42. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords back captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> super bowl xlvii is just days away. local leader says that he out of the debate over whether the redskins fans should now route for the ravens in sunday's game. >> that is wise. d.c. mayor vincent gray tells post peopleon should make your own decisions about which team they will cheer .or he did say he will be watching working on his speechstrict's that he will deliver on tuesday. the ravens are tackling a now involving a cheerleaders. >> we want to get to jummy olabanji. she cannot come to the super bowl now? >> her name is courtney. years old. she's been cheering for the baltimore ravens for the past years, she was 18. i will show you her picture. courtney. she tells abc news that she got job, she graduated from college, she says now she does cheer forhe time to works ans while she full-time job. she told the team at their last home game that she not be at the super bowl. posted the names they to thee taking superb
, washington. >> it is unclear if gabriel giffords will attend today's hearing but connecticut center richard bloomenthal says there will indeed be a surprise guest. he's just not saying who that is going to be. >>> could there be a compromise coming on the controversial pit bull laws in maryland. montgomery county delegate luis simmons hopes to introduce a bill that will achieve that. last year pit bulls were ruled inherently dangerous. >>> a new display at washington crime museum takes a close look at dog fighting. the exhibit called dog fighting: the voiceless victims is sponsored by the uspca. it features items used by dog fighters. there's a skull of a pit bull that was removed from a grave site during a dog fight investigation. >>> stern words from president obama to congress regarding immigration reform. during a trip to his lass having high school, president obama praised the reform plan drawn up by a bipartisan group of eight senators. he says if the plan gets bogged down in congress, he will send lawmakers his own immigration bill. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive appro
the newtown school shooting. kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom. we are hearing gabrielle giffords will be a witness this morning. >> reporter: giffords is expected to give an opening statement but she won't be taking questions from the senate panel. several gun safety advocates are testifying today including giffords husband mark kelly. in the two years since she was shot in the head, the two have pushed for tighter gun controls and they are getting help from california senator dianne feinstein she just introduced an assault weapons ban last week and expected to have a lot to say to the nra executive director. wayne lapierre is testifying before the senate. >> he makes his claim that everybody is entitled to these weapons. my view everybody is seattleed to -- is entitled to be safe. >> reporter: what the group executive director is saying when i meet with you next. >>> also this morning two conservative action groups are holding a news conference outside of senator dianne feinstein's san francisco office. to oppose her assault weapons ban. the western representation pack
gabrielle giffords. it's been two years since giffords was shot in the head. she was there to urge congress to do something to stop gun violence. listen to her. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> she was pretty bold and courageous there. giffords husband, mark kelly, broke the news of the phoenix shooting we told you about during the hearing on gun violence in washington, which also included the nra's way wayne lapierre. later on "early start," james johnson tells us why he joined the fight for tighter gun laws. that's at 6:30 eastern. >>> recent mass killings have put guns and gun control in the spotlight across the nation. the controversial issue pits two passionately believed arguments against each other, constitutionality and commonsense safety, but can there be a solution to america's gun problems? anderson cooper looks at both sides of the debate in "guns under fire" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c nshgcnn. >>> we are a few hours away over a capitol hill showdown over the man who could be our next secretary of defense. >>> plus the invasion of gnom
, congresswoman -- former congresswoman gabrielle giffords came in to open up the hearings and requesting bold and courageous leadership. her husband being one of the first witnesses to testify, the last being the nra ceo wayne lapier lapierre. when we examine fully the testimony itself and where the senate judiciary committee takes this testimony from here, because it seems as if the senate is really going to need to push on this to get something over to the house. has harry reid been noncommittal on whether or not he supports bringing this legislation to the floor? >> he's in a tough position. he's in a state where he has enjoyed support from a number of those who support gun rights. and the nra, so for him it's a tricky situation. i think it's going to be -- you've asked debbie wasserman-shultz, does her voice resonate. of course it does emotional. i was there when she got a standing ovation and hugged the president, but it's going to be a tough road to ho. i think you'll see folks say, let's have a smaller piece of legislation that might be more acceptable to conservatives who don't want t
the newtown massacre. former arizona congressman gabrielle giffords was the first to speak, delivering an emotional call to action. >> speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> giffords's testimony was followed by an intense day of questioning including patrick leahy and dick durbin taking on the head of nra. wayne la pierre. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows for the sales? >> if you are a dealer, that's already the law. >> that's not my question. i'm not trying to play games here. if you could, just answer my question. >> i do not believe the way the law is working now unfortunately that it does any good to extend the law to private sales in collectors. >> worry all due respect that was not the question asked. >> i think it is the answer. we have to get in the real world on what works and doesn't work. my problem with backgrou
will get to the gun debate in a few moments. including gabrielle giffords's dramatic appearance on capitol hill today, but while she is speaking, another deadly attack in a phoenix office building. police say the attack appeared not to be random. we begin with breaking news the hostage crisis in alabama. a 6-year-old boy is being held hostage in a backyard bunker after the man apparently shot and killed the driver. this is exclusive video. police negotiators are talking to the gunman. >> joining me now are two of the suspect's neighbors, welcome to you both. ronda, you know this gentleman jimmy lee dikes, he is 65 i believe. you have had concerns about him for some time. tell me why. >> well, he's just strange. i sold him the property about two years ago. and i'd cleaned it out very nice. trimmed all the trees and treated them. after he moved on the property he put up a barbed wire fence and cut down all the trees. like he needed a clear view of things. so i pretty much avoided him. heard a lot of rumors and a lot of things that went on. but like i say, i tried to avoid him. >> rhonda you
of mike kelly, husband to gabriel giffords. this all follows last month's elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> passions run high on this issue. there's no question about it on both sides. >> illinois democrat dick durbin may see some of those high emotions from his fellow senate committee members. california democrat diane fine fine has introduced a bill that is going to revive the ban on assault weapons. she's expected to grill lapierre saying the government needs to enforce the laws already on the books. >>> today at noon governor martin o'mall is going to deliver hiate ofthe state a. he's probably going to see a rally as he leaves the state house, by owners and supporters of pit bulls. they're gathering in support of a bill that would undo an appeals court decision that designates the pit bull breed as dangerous. it's led to some landlords trying to evict tenants who own pit bulls since they could be liable for any injuries if the dog bites. >>> time is 5:36. i'm watching your money and your love life. the beatles sang "money can't buy me love" but money can ruin
. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, her husband, mark kelly and wayne lapierre from the nra testified and frequently sparred with the senate panel about how to solve the gun violence problem. fox's jennifer davis has more now. >> you must act. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabby giffords makes an emotional appeal for tougher gun laws. speaking haltingly two years after she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt that killed six. >> too many children are dieing. too many children. >> reporter: giffords made her dramatic surprise appearance at congress's first hearing on gun controlness is the newtown massacre. the white house and many democrats are pushing ifer re- enstating the assault weapon's game limiting the ammunition magazines to 10 rounds and mandating universal background checks to close the so-called gun show loophole. >> the best way to stop a bad guy from getting the gun in the first place is a good background check. >> reporter: the head of the nra said more school security and mental health resources are what is really needed, adding his group o
, the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was wounded in an assassination attempt two years ago. giffords is also expected to make a short statement. >>> another issue is getting reform. president obama called for swift action. >> the idea that i'm proposing have traditionally been supported by both democrats like ted kennedy and republicans like george w. bush. you don't get that matchup very often. the question is very simple. do we have the resolve as a people, as a country, as a government to finally put this issue behind us? i believe that we do. >> one of the main provisions in the plan puts up to 11 million illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship. it's interesting. some republicans were upset with the president because they're saying he's not talking about a prerequisite, border security first before they grant this path way to citizenship. >> this won't be the last conversation on that. >> that's right. i agree. >> plenty more to follow. >>> nor john kerry has been confirmed to be the next secretary of state. the senate overwhelmingly affirmed kerry's nomin
activists, who claim that the newtown shootings and gabrielle giffords shootings somehow were staged. he needs to be challenged on those issues. >> well, we'll see if he is up to that challenge tomorrow, thank you for joining me tonight, frank. >> thank you, lawrence. >> "the ed show" is up next. there are places in this country where the threat of deportation hangs over the heads of many people. >> the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. members of both parties in both chambers are actively working on a solution. >> so here we have the president praising the framework unveiled by eight democratic and republican senators. president obama is urging using his bully pulpit to make sure there is an urgency to get real reform done. >> the foundation for bipartisan action is already in place. and if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> the details of the president's own plan for citizenship are support
a hearing on this issue. the witness list includes former congresswoman gabriel  giffords and her husband mark kelly. wayne lapierre, the executive vice president for the national rifle association is also scheduled to testify. congress is considering new gun safety legislation which includes an assault weapons ban, limits on high capacity magazine clips, and universal background checks. >>> president obama says now is the time to pass immigration reform. during a campaign style speech in las vegas, the president praised a bipartisan agreement between a group of eight senators. the agreement would lead to an eventual citizenship for roughly eight million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. it also strengthens border security and allows for better guest worker programs. >>> and the senate has confirmed massachusetts senator john kerry to be next secretary of state. kerry will replace hillary clinton who is steps down after four years. massachusetts will hold a special election to replace kerry. >>> soon you'll have a chance to enjoy several pieces of chinese history. the new exhibit called
congresswoman gabrielle giffords. so, captain kelly, please go ahead, sir. >> thank you, chairman leahy and ranking member grassley for inviting me here today . >> we are simply two reasonable americans who have said, enough. on january 8th of 2011 a young man walked up to gabby at her constituent event in tucson, leveled his gun and shot her through the head. he then turned down the line and continued firing. in 15 seconds he emptied his magazine. it contained 33 bullets and there were 33 wounds. as the shooter attempted to reload he fumbled. a woman grabbed the next magazine, and others restrained him. gabby was the first victim. christina taylor green, nine years old, born on 9-11-2001 was shot with the 13th bullet or after. and others followed. the killer in the tucson shooting suffered from severe mental illness, but even after being deemed unqualified for service in the army, annex pull son from pima community college he was never reported to mental health authorities. on november 30th of 2010 he walked into a sporting good store, passed a background check and walked out with a se
contest. >> let me ask you real quick, gabrielle giffords' husband, mark kelly, the astronaut, was here in "the situation room" yesterday and wolf spoke with him and asked him to speak directly to the camera, to the nra. listen to what he said. >> well, we've had many, many mass murders in this country. i mean, we've had a lot of them, you know, especially recently. what we saw in newtown, in colorado, and in tucson, this is unacceptable. i think people understand that when somebody does a mass shooting and they use a semi-automatic weapon, an assault rifle, twice as many people are hurt and injured. >> i want to get your response to that, but also in the context of, you were in the hearing room yesterday, when gabrielle giffords gave that very emotional opening statement. you heard her speak. so what do you say to her and her husband. they're both gun rights owners, they both support the second amendment, but they've also both faced this horrible tragedy and they want to see more stricter gun laws. >> well, i think the stricter gun laws sort of generically, is not the answer. but i wil
, a senate which i hearing -- committee hearing testimony from the gabriel giffords. peter doocy reporting from washington. >> more than 157 kinds of military style assault weapons would be banned by legislation introduced by democratic senator dianne feinstein and she said this morning she thinks most americans are behind her. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of this kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic he takes guests skeet shooting at camp david all the time. he he said i have a profound respect for the tradition of hunting that trace back in this country for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. we he heard from one of those hunters, congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond just this debate and let's make sure we get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing and i hope we just don't skip that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of
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